How About Our Cavaliers?
For some reason, the Cavaliers are under the radar this playoffs season. NoÂ body is talking about them. Two of the four games in the first round were played on NBA TV. Okâ€¦ the Wizards were without their stars and most of the sports â€œexpertsâ€ said the Cavaliers will lose one game because we are not a â€œcontenderâ€ yet. So what did the Cavaliers do? They swept the Wizards.
Now, the sports â€œexpertsâ€ said the Nets will give us trouble. After all, the Nets are a much better team and can be deadly with their superstars (Kidd, Carter, and Jefferson).
This series is far from over yet but we are up 2-0. Still anything can happen in this series.
But we are still not getting any credits. â€œThe Nets haven’t played wellâ€ Chad Ford an ESPN analyst said.
In Game 2 of this series, the Cavs allowed the Nets to shoot 52 percent. It was the highest percentage the Cavaliers have allowed in 18 games. The team had been 0-6 in home games this season when allowing the opponent to shoot better than 50 percent.
As for playoff experience, the Nets have reached the NBA finals twice in 2002 and 2003.
Vince Carter averages 26.7 points in 38 playoff games.
Jason Kidd, averaged triple double in the Toronto series and have played in 96 playoffs games.
The Cavaliers never reached the NBA finals and only been in the conference finals twice.
How about Lebron?
Lebron is only 22. Heâ€™s still younger than most of the rookies in the NBA. This season, Lebronâ€™s numbers were down from last season but he is the only player since Oscar Robertson to average at least 27 points, six rebounds and six assists for three consecutive seasons.
That wasnâ€™t impressive enough for the NBA, James was left off the All-NBA first team, which was announced yesterday. Tim Duncan edged him for the last forward spot by getting 30 more first-team votes. James landed a spot on the second team.
I guess all these things donâ€™t matter right now, we are still playing in the playoffs and have a chance to reach the conference finals and meet Detroit who we took to seven games last year with an injured roster, and a rookie coach. Hopefully this year, the Cavaliers will go through Detroit to the NBA championship and prove to everyone that we are the team to beat in the NBA.